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Who can challenge a Will? Fireproof your Will with a Considered Person Clause

  Who can challenge a Will? Each States' Family Provision Act sets out who can challenge a Will  Courts are reluctant to interfere with your Will. However, legislation exists in all Australian States and Territories. They enable certain people to apply to the court for 'provision'. Or if they got something […]

Lending to a child? Build Loan Agreement – get back your child’s loan if they divorce

Lending to a Child: Dad loses money when his son divorces The evils of the Presumption of advancement The Australian presumption of law is that where a husband transfers property to his wife or his children then, in the absence of other evidence, the Court presumes that the transfer was […]

One boy is worth 2 girls

Fatma is a loving and devout daughter to her mum. However, under her brother’s interpretation of Muslim law, one man is worth two women. Fatma’s brothers constructed a Will for their mum to sign whereby they got twice as much as their sister. The Supreme Court said that Mum was […]

Don’t be quick to write-off bad debts

Instead of writing off your client's bad debts, what about your clients collect them instead. Prepare Letter of Demand on our law firm's letterhead together with the Writ. See Sample here. After your client builds the Letter of Demand and Writ, they: post the Letter of Demand and Writ to the […]

Transferring half of your WA family home to a spouse

Transferring half of your WA family home to a spouse Under the Western Australian Duties Act 2008 section 97 you may be eligible to transfer half of your home from yourself to your spouse. You then each end up owning the home 50/50. What do you have to do? It […]

How to remove dead Trustees from your SMSF

Removing Trustee and Members from your SMSF There is a good reason in wanting to share your SMSF with others such as your spouse, children, in-laws and business partners. After all, they are expensive to operate and to have the cost divided by 4 people makes it cheaper. However, the […]

Build Codicil online to Remove Public Trustee from your Will

Remove Public Trustee but keep the 'free' Will - build Codicil online   A nice person, from the government, gave me a ‘free’ Will Did the Public Trustee make your spouse and children the Executors? Did they then quietly slip in the “Public Trustee” as an Executor as well? As […]

Five simple Asset Protection strategies

Business owners, doctors, farmers and professionals face constant exposure to lawsuits and insolvency. Professional Indemnity insurance is restrictive. You bet the house on a successful outcome with every client who comes in the door. Like professionals with insurance, anyone who owns rental or commercial property is also a common target […]